10 Health Benefits Of Orange And Banana Peels

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Fruits, as we all know are good for our health in every way. Do you know that peels also have many beneficial properties for your health? Among them are orange and banana peels. These mighty peels have many health benefits. Now you will never throw the peels away after knowing their immense benefits.

Make sure you have washed the peels well before use as they contain a sufficient quantity of pesticide levels which have a negative effect on the health. You can also opt for organic fruits which do not contain pesticides.

Fruits peels contain the most incredible nutrients in the world. There are many health benefits of both orange and banana peels that are unknown. Make use of these inexpensive fruit peels to stay in best of your health.

Orange peels can be used both internally and externally. Make a powder of the dried orange peels and mix it with a glass of water. Drink this orange peel juice to alleviate many body ailments. You can also use orange peel bath to relive stress and insomnia.

Have a look at some unknown health of orange and banana peels.

Indigestion And Nausea

Orange peel also known as tikta (bitter) in Ayurveda has many health benefits. Make a powder of dried orange peels. Mix one teaspoon of orange peel powder in a glass of water. Drink it to relieve indigestion, nausea, heart burn, stomach upset and gases. This drink also increases appetite.

Dissolves Phlegm And Alleviates Cough

During chest congestion, have orange peel powder drink to relieve congestion. This drink will loosen phlegm and will help in its expulsion from the respiratory tract. In this way orange peels are also used for respiratory tract infections. This is one of the best health benefit of dried orange peels.

Anti Infective Properties

The essential oils present in orange peels have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. These oils kill stomach and intestinal infections. Apart from this the essential oil, d-limonene in orange peel relieves acidity and prevents constipation.

Reduces Cholesterol Level

Research has shown that orange peel dissolves triglycerides and cholesterol thus helping them to get removed from the body. Orange peels also promote normal liver function.

Prevents And Treats Colon Cancer

Orange peels contain a flavonoid known as hesperidine, which is said to be effective against colon cancer and osteoporosis as well.

Relieves Stress And Anxiety

The essential oils in orange peels have a calming and relaxing effect on the nerves. A bath with orange peel water has a sleeping and calming effect. The aroma will elevate your mood and treats insomnia (sleeplessness)

 

 

Banana Peel For Teeth Whitening

Rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for just two minutes daily to get white and sparkling teeth. It can also be used to soothe a bug bug bite by relieving itching.

Removes Warts

Now remove skin warts using banana peel. It not only removes warts but also prevents its recurring. Put a banana peel over the wart overnight for about a week. You can also gently rub a banana peel on the wart daily until the wart disappears.

Removes Splinters

Banana peels helps to remove trapped minute particle inside your skin. The enzymes present in the peel help to loosen and dislodge the splinter. Put a piece of banana peel over the trapped particle for some time and later try to remove it with a clean needle.

Headaches

To cure headache, hold the banana peel across your forehead. Keep it for some time till you will feel relieved. Try this before you grab for a tablet.

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Story first published: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:03 [IST]
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